The ISU is an association of professional salvors. It is managed by an Executive Committee consisting of the President, Vice-President and up to ten individuals drawn from member companies. The membership and Executive Committee are supported by a General Manager, Legal Adviser and Communications/Public Relations Adviser.

A General Meeting takes place each year, to which all full members are invited. The ISU Executive Committee meets on a quarterly basis.

The ISU’s primary role is to represent, promote and safeguard the interests of member salvors in legal, political and commercial arenas. Beyond acting as an effective lobbying organisation for the salvage industry, the ISU also works to foster co-operation between members. In addition, it maintains regular contact and positive relations with regional and national salvage and tug-owning associations.

The ISU has an important role as the prime mover in many legal and commercial developments concerning marine salvage. It is a member of the Lloyd’s Salvage Group and also has observer status at the International Maritime Organization and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.

The ISU liaises with many organisations, including INTERTANKO and BIMCO (affiliated organisations), the Comite Maritime International, the International Group of P&I Clubs, the International Union of Marine Insurers, the International Chamber of Shipping, The European Tugowners’ Association, the London Admiralty Solicitors’ Group, the United States Coast Guard, UNESCO and the European Community.

The ISU was a founder member of the Lloyd’s Form Working Party. The ISU continues to play an active role in the periodic review and drafting of the Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (no cure – no pay), up to and including the latest LOF 2011 edition.

The ISU has been responsible, in co-operation with the European Tugowners’ Association and the International Group of P&I Clubs (and via the good offices of BIMCO), for the introduction of the TOWCON and TOWHIRE standard international towage agreements. Similar work, carried out in consultation with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Group of P&I Clubs, led to the publication by BIMCO of the WRECKFIXED, WRECKSTAGE and WRECKCON standard wreck removal agreements and revisions leading to the latest 2010 versions.

The ISU, working in association with the International Group of P&I Clubs, property insurers and the International Chamber of Shipping, made a very significant contribution to the development of SCOPIC, the joint industry Special Compensation P&I Club clause.

The ISU has also drawn up a standard Award-Sharing Agreement, for use in situations where more than one salvor is involved in the response to a casualty. In addition, the ISU encourages, in appropriate cases, the acceptance of standard forms of guarantee which save time and expense in respect of salvage security.

Communications is an important dimension of the ISU’s activities. The ISU publishes a quarterly magazine, Salvage World. Salvage World has a very large external readership and is distributed on a worldwide basis. Regular features include a review of the pollution prevention services provided by members, together with an overview of notable salvage operations and the presentation of an annual statistical assessment.

Currently, the ISU has 58 Full Members worldwide. The ISU represents the vast majority of professional marine salvors. Membership is open to any company actively involved in the business of salvage and with a commitment to this activity. Applicants for membership must be supported by at least two existing ISU Full Members.

The collective voice of the salvors is heard in all spheres of shipping activity. The ISU is an internationally recognised and highly respected organisation. It takes a disciplined, responsible attitude towards many of the most difficult and complex issues facing the global shipping community, including casualty response and pollution prevention.

The ISU represents the salvage industry in a global context and, in doing so, has access to the highest levels in political and commercial organisations with a direct interest in marine salvage activities. No single salvage company could expect to command the attention given to the ISU, as the industry’s collective voice. No single salvage company could expect to influence decisions which are regularly considered by a wide variety of governmental and commercial parties. It is the range and geographical spread of the membership that allow the ISU to speak, and be heard, on behalf of the world’s salvors.

For these reasons, it is important that the ISU maintains its position as the international focus for all issues concerned with marine salvage. In turn, this depends upon the ISU enjoying the support, by membership, of all companies with a commitment to the business of salvage.

The ISU is also open to Associate Membership. Associate Membership applications are welcomed from P&I Clubs, other insurers, law firms, ports, national response organisations, shipowners and managers, coastal local authorities, environmental organisations and others with an interest in salvage, pollution prevention and wreck removal services. Seventy one organisations are now Associate or Affiliate Members of the ISU.

African Marine Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd (AMSOL)

PO Box 1339 Cape Town 8000 SOUTH AFRICA Tel: +27 21 507 5777 Fax: +27 21 507 5885 Website:


Paul Maclons (MD)

David Murray (Business Unit Manager)

Clare Gomes (Manager Strategic Planning and Communications)

Alfons Håkans Oy AB

Abo: Slottsgatan 36 C FIN 20100 Turku Finland Tel: +358 506 3304 (24 Hour) Tel: +358 2 515 500 Fax: +358 2 2 515 873 Fax: +358 50 8763304

Aras Salvage & Marine Constructions, Trading Co Ltd

Inonu Cad. No: 106 Eker – Is Merkezi Kat: 3 Istanbul Turkey Tel: +90 216 446 53 09 Fax: +90 216 446 13 39 Website:

Contacts: Ataman Ulugtekin/Niyazi Deniz

Ardent Global LLC

15894 Diplomatic Plaza Drive Houston Texas 77032 USA Tel: +31 255 562666 (24 hours) Fax: +1 832 850 4150 Website:

Contact: Peter Pietka, CEO

Ardentia Marine SL

Ardentia Spain Real 14 15620 Murgardos Spain Tel: +34 981 39 64 4 (24 Hour) Fax: +34 881 24 86 95 Website:

Atlantic Towage & Marine Ltd

Contact: Sean Harrington Bere Island Ireland Tel: +353 8685 95701 (24 Hour) Tel: +353 8685 95701

Boluda Towage & Salvage SL

Paseo de Caro s/n 46024 Valencia Spain Tel: +34 96 306 03 83 (24 Hour) Fax: +34 96 399 38 40 (24 Hour) Website:

Brodospas Offshore, Towage & Salvage Co.

Obala Lazareta 2 PO Box 495 21000 Split Croatia Tel: +385 21 342 256 (24 Hour) Tel: +385 21 345 700 Fax: +385 21 344 368 Website:

Bugsier, Reederei- und Bergungs GmbH & Co. KG

Johannisbollwerk 10 20459 Hamburg Germany Tel: +49 40 31 11 10 (24 Hour) Fax: +49 40 31 36 9 Website:

Buksér og Berging AG

P.O. Box 1534 Vika N-0117 Oslo Norway Tel: +47 51 85 6200 (24 Hour) Fax: +47 51 85 6201 (24 Hour) Tel: +47 23 11 63 50 Fax: +47 23 11 63 51 Website:

China Rescue & Salvage Company

Home 11 Jianguomennei Ave Beijing 100736 China Tel: +86 10 6529 2217 (24 Hour) Fax: +86 10 6529 2235 (24 Hour) Tel: +86 10 6529 3201 Tel: +86 10 6529 2236 Fax: +86 10 6529 2235 Fax: +86 10 6529 3283

CPT Remolcadores S.A

Av. Vitacura 2939 20th Floor Las Condes – Millenium Building Santiago Chile Tel: +56 9 8210586 Salvage Master (24 Hour) Tel: +56 9 8210604 Tug Deputy Manager (24 Hour) Tel: +56 2 – 3373800 Fax: +56 2 2341805 Management Fax: +56 2 2333621 Operations Website:

Curaçao Towage Company Ltd

Jan Baardakade z/n Curaçao Netherlands Antilles Tel: +599 9 461 1055 (24 Hour) Fax: +599 9 461 2055 (24 Hour) Tel: + 599 9 461 1055 Fax: +599 9 461 2055 Website:

Directorate General Of Coastal Safety – DGCS

Home Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mah Kemankes Cas. No:63 Karakoy Istanbul Turkey Tel: +90 212 292 52 80 (24 Hour) Fax: +90 212 292 52 97 (24 Hour) Tel: +90 212 292 5280 (7 lines) Fax: +90 212 252 1787 Website:

Donjon Marine Co, Inc.

Home 100 Central Avenue Hillside New Jersey 07205 USA Tel: +1 908 353 2600 (24 Hour) Fax: +1 908 353 2710 (24 Hour) Website:

Empresa Antillana de Salvamento

Pezuela #48 e/ San Marcos y Moré Cojimar Habana del Este Havana Cuba Tel: +53 7 763 97 85/86/87 Fax: +53 7 766 75 92

Fairmount Marine BV

Rosmolenweg 20 Papendrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 78 6969 8664 (24 Hour) Tel: +31 6 11380257 (24 Hour) Website:

Principal Contacts:

Herman van Raaphorst

Sander Bikkers

Steve van Hulle

Arjen van Dijk

Five Oceans Salvage SA

54 Amalias Avenue 10558 Athens Greece Tel: +30 210 325 8210 (24 Hour) Tel: +30 210 325 8210 Fax: +30 210 325 8219 Website:

Fratelli Neri S.p.A.

Contact: Corrado Neri Home Via Pisa 10 57123 Livorno Italy Tel: +39 0586 234111 (24 Hour) Tel: +39 0586 234175 (24 Hour) Tel: +39 0586 234111 Fax: +39 0586 892025 Cell Phone: +39 338 1423689 Website:

Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Co., Ltd

Kanda Awajicho 2-Chome Building 2-6, Kanda Awajicho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0063 Japan Tel: +81 3 6633 7500 Fax: +81 3 6633 7510 Website:

Principal contact:
Hattori Hiroaki

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.

3840 W Marginal Way SW Seattle USA Tel: +1 206 623 0621 (24 Hour) Tel: +1 206 623 0261 Fax: +1 206 932 9036 Website:

Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc

2224 A Bonifacio Street Corner Sergio Osmena Highway Bangkal Makati City Philippines 1233 Tel: +632 8863703 – 09 loc 106 (24 Hour)

Hongkong Salvage & Towage (A division of Hong Kong United Dockyards Ltd)

Contact: David Murphy 3/F, HUD Building 108RP Sai Tso Wan Road Tsing Yi Island Hong Kong SAR Tel: +852 2612 6800 (24 Hour) Fax: +852 2480 5894 (24 Hour) Website:

Intertug S.A.

Manga Avenida Miramar #23-05 Cartagena Columbia Tel: +57 5 660 9328 (24 Hour) Fax: +57 5 660 9846 Website:

Irish Mainport

Contact: Capt. Dave Hopkins Home Mainport Monahan Road Cork Ireland Tel: +353 21 431 7900 (24 Hour) Fax: +353 21 431 1269 Website:

Jadranski Pomorski Servis d.d.

Verdieva 19 Rijeka 51000 Croatia Tel: +385 51 355 000 (24 Hour) Fax: +385 51 313 161 Website:


Paolo Visco, General Manager

Anja Maras, Chief Legal Counsel

Kotug International BV

Visiting address: Las Palmas Building 3072 AR Rotterdam The Netherlands Postal address: PO Box 22002 3033 DA Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 88 205 2070 (24hrs) Fax: +31 10 440 3164 (direct) Website:


A J Kooren, President & CEO

Ellen Berchelmann Chartering Manager

Kotug Smit Towage

Wilhelminakada 300 Rotterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 10 3073500 Website:

Les Abeilles

6, rue Dupleix PO Box 546 Le Havre Cedex France Tel: +33 235 19 77 85 (24 Hour) Fax: +33 235 19 80 96 Tel: +33 235 19 80 98 Website:

Malayan Towage & Salvage Corp. (SALVTUG)

18th Floor Equitable Bank Tower 8751 Paseo de Roxas Salcedo Village Makati City 1226 Philippines Tel: +63 2 885 7740 (24 Hour) Fax: +63 8 810 0766 Website:

Maridive & Oil Services S.A.E.

37 Cornish Elnil Street Maadi Cairo Egypt Tel: +20 2 358 5204 (24 Hour) Fax: +20 2 358 1160 Website:

Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot

3/6 Petrovka Str. Moscow 125993 Russia Tel: +7 (495) 626 18 08 Fax: +7 (495) 626 18 09 Website:

Director – Andrey Khaustov
First Deputy Director – Victor Chernov

Maritime Consortium of Thessaloniki Inc.

42, 26th Octovriou str Thessaloniki Greece Tel: +30 2310 555 500 (24 Hour) Tel: +30 6937 324 646 (24 Hour) Fax: +30 2310 555 506 Website:

Mubarak Marine LLC

PO Box 7220 Dubai United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 266 0160 (24 Hour) Fax: +971 4 269 0203 Website:


Juma Mubarak
Capt. Vivek Bali
Navid Ahmad

Multraship Salvage BV

Scheldekade 48 EH Terneuzen The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0) 115 645000 (24 Hour) Fax: +31 (0) 115 645001 Website:

Pacific Ocean Marine Industries Co. Ltd

Pacific Ocean Bldg 32 Haeyang-ro 117 Beon-gil Yeoungdo Gu South Korea Tel: +82 10 7616 0817 (24 Hour) Tel: +82 51 414 9300~3 Fax: +82 51 413 0234 Website:

Raul A. Negro Y Cia S.A.

25 de Mayo 356 7th Floor C.A.B.A. Beunos Aires Argentina Tel: +54 11 4307 5000 Fax: +54 11 4307 5000 Cell Phone: +54 911 5182 7004 (Martinez) Website:


Carlos L. Paz (Chairman)

Alberto E Rodriguez (Vice Chairman)

Ezequiel E Martinez (Commercial Manager)

Remolcadores Ultratug Ltda.

Contact: Carlos Bastias El Bosque 500 20th Floor PO Box 131-34 – El Golf Santiago Chile Cell Phone: +56 9 9237 8626 (24 Hour) Home Phone: +56 2 2955 1475 (24 Hour) Tel: +56 2 630 1190 Fax: +56 2 334 3043 Website:

Resolve Marine Group Inc.

1510 SE 17th Street Suite 400 Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 USA Tel: +1 954 764 8700 (24 Hour) Fax: +1 954 764 8724 Website:

Sauvetage Maritime Ocean Inc.

105 Abraham Martin Suite 500 Quebec City GIK 8NI Canada Tel: +1 514 849 5511 (24 Hour) Fax: +1 514 849 7231 Tel: +1 514 849 2221 Website:

Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors N.V.

North Trade Building Noorderlaan 133 B/31 B-2030 Antwerp Belgium Tel: +32 3 541 69 55 (24 Hour) Fax: +32 3 541 81 93 Website:

SEMCO Salvage and Towage Pte Ltd

No. 1 Kim Seng Promenade #06-01A Great World City 237944 Singapore Tel: +65 6265 6917 (24 Hour) Fax: +65 6264 4190 Website:

SMIT Salvage BV

20 Rosmolenweg 3356 LK Papendrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 10 454 9911 (24 Hours) Fax: +31 10 414 9184 Website:

Principal Contact:
Richard Janssen, Managing Director

Spanopoulos Group

Kato Pounta Ampelakia Salamis 18902 Greece Tel: +30 210 4674555 (24 Hour) Tel: +30 210 4670224 (24 Hour) Fax: +30 210 4620864 Website:

Subtech Group

10 Rotterdam Road Bayhead Durban 4001 Republic of South Africa Tel: +27 82 619 0113 (24 Hour) Tel: +27 31 206 2073 Website:

Swire Salvage Pte Ltd

300 Beach Road #15-01 The Concourse Singapore 199555 Tel: +65 6309 3699 (24 Hours) Tel: +65 6309 3600 Fax: +65 6294 3211 Website:

Principal contact:
Justin Taljaard
t: +65 6309 3628
m:+65 9653 0534

T & T Salvage Asia Pte Ltd

No 1 Tuas Avenue 20 Singapore 638832 Tel: +1 713 534 0700 (24 Hour) Tel: +65 6591 5288 Fax: +65 6826 4118 Website:

Taubåtkompaniet AS – BOA GROUP

Strandveien 43 Postboks 2968 Sluppen 7438 Trondheim Norway Tel: +47 73 99 11 99 (24 Hour) Fax: +47 73 99 11 98 Website:

The Nippon Salvage Co. Ltd.

Omori-eki Higashiguchi Building 5-1 Ohmorikita 1-Chome Tokyo 143-0016 Japan Tel: +81 93 321 0937 (24 Hour) Fax: +81 93 331 9466 (24 Hour) Tel: +81 3 5762 7172 Fax: +81 3 5762 7177 Website:

Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd

10, Akti Poseidonos 185 31 Piraeus Greece Tel: +30 210 422 1000 (24 Hour) Fax: +30 210 422 1008 Website:

Tschudi Offshore & Towage BV

Sluisplein 45 1975 AG Ijmuiden The Netherlands P.O.Box 199 1970 AD Ijmuiden The Netherlands Tel: +31 23 548 5200 (24 Hour) Fax: +31 23 548 5252 Website:

Tug Malta Ltd

37 Sir Luigi Preziosi Square Floriana FRN 1154 Malta Tel: +356 9949 7749 (24 Hour) Tel: +356 2123 7888 (24 Hour) Fax: +356 2124 4906 Tel: +356 2124 7121 Tel: +356 2123 6841 Fax: +356 2122 3013 Website:

UMI Corporation

4th FL 5-13 Songpa-daero 22-gil Songpa-gu Seoul 05805 Republic of Korea Tel: +82 10 3788 7617 (24 Hour) Cell Phone: +82 2 3463 7617 Website:


Sang Pak (General Manager)

Yoon-sang Kim

Underwater Services Company Limited

21 Mumbai Port Trust Building Malet Bunder Mumbai 400 009 India Tel: +91 22 2373 9500 (24 Hour) Tel: +91 22 2373 0545 (24 Hour) Fax: +91 22 2373 9310 Tel: +91 98199 19910 Tel: +91 98199 19912 Tel: +91 98199 19914 Website:

Alpina Briggs Defesa Ambiental


Rua Tiguassu
154-Bairro Inamar
Sao Paulo, CEP 09970-310
Tel: +55 11 4059 9984
Fax: +55 11 4059 9956
Mobile: +55 11 8296 9913
Mobile: +55 11 9829 59759
Principal Contacts
William John Cantlie, Operations Manager
Marco AG Formicola, Managing Director

Andrew Moore & Associates


2703 Universal Trade Centre
3 Arbuthnot Road
Tel: +852 9867 8011
Tel : +852 9300 2860 (24 hr)
Fax: +852 2865 6571
Prinicpal Contact
David Browne

Australian Maritime Safety Authority


82 Northbourne Avenue
ACT 2612
Tel: +61 2 6279 5627
Principal Contacts
Toby Stone, General Manager, Marine Division (MERCOM)

Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH

Alter Hafen Süd 3 D-18069 Rostock GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)381 811 1000 Fax: +49 (0)381 811 1001 Website:
Principal Contacts

Caspar Blum
(Tender Manager)

Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless


International House
1 St Katharine’s Way
London E1W 1YL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7782 0990
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7782 0991
Principal Contacts
Partner: Joe Quain Email:
Formed in 1936 through the amalgamation of three city firms (with origins dating from 1775), Bentleys, Stokes & Lowless is a highly regarded practice specialising in maritime and insurance law. The firm acts for a wide range of private and corporate clients in the UK and overseas and works with an established worldwide network of correspondent lawyers, independent experts and consultants in related fields.
The historical strength of the firm, in the field of Admiralty law, is maintained with a team of legally qualified, British-certificated Master Mariners, with experience spanning most types of ocean going and offshore support vessels. In the dry sector, the firm has very considerable experience in all marine and related insurance fields. Members of the firm are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide advice and assistance on all aspects of maritime disputes and casualties and are available to travel world-wide at short notice. Languages spoken include French, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Japanese.

Braemar incorporating The Salvage Association

5th Floor 6 Bevis Marks London EC3A 7BA United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 3142 4350 Website:


Tim Lewis, Director Ports & Harbours

Dirk Jan Osinga, Head of Salvage Consulting

Salvage Consultancy, Marine Casualty Consultancy, Hull & Machinery Surveys, Risk Consultancy, Port Consultancy, Emergency Response Studies



Grosser Burstah 36-38
20457 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 37 50 33 90
Dennis Brand
Managing Director
Mobile: +49 172 40 50145
We are ready to go whenever and wherever salvage and/or wreck removal is needed. We support our clients during the most complex casualty situations with a 24/7 emergency response service and complete aftercare. Thanks to the experience gathered from hundreds of casualty management projects and our global network we serve our clients with reliable response anywhere and at any time.
The team at brand MARINE CONSULTANTS has experience from its participation in hundreds of casualty investigations and damage surveys. This gives us the ability to investigate the cause of any marine and/or offshore casualty. We are ready to go 24/7 and are fully prepared to travel worldwide. We provide our clients with high quality and “straight to the point” reports that cover repair costs, root causes and regress opportunities.
We are prepared to advise our clients during the aftercare of a casualty. Our global network allows us to provide our clients with fast response surveys.
At brand MARINE CONSULTANTS we are prepared to support and advise our clients during complex and unique operations. This service includes risk assessment and risk management that comes hand-in-hand with an overview of technical and commercial topics. It is our goal to be a part of our client’s decision-making process, hereby ensuring high-quality service and positive results.
The team at brand MARINE CONSULTANTS has experience in assisting new businesses and restructuring existing businesses. We are in a position to support and to advise our clients during the complex process of starting or developing a new business within the Marine and Offshore sectors.“

Briggs Marine and Environmental Services


Seaforth House
Seaforth Place
Fife KY3 9AX
Tel: +44 1592 872939
24/7 Emergency Response: +44 800 374 348
Fax: +44 1592 873779
Principal Contacts
Craig English
Capt. Bill Boyle, MNI, FISCO
Established in the 1970s, Briggs Marine and Environmental Services supply services including; vessel charter, salvage and wreck removal, oil and gas terminal operations, environmental consultancy and International 24 hour emergency oil spill response service.
Offering a holistic service and innovative cost effective salvage solutions our expanding and diverse fleet of vessels and services complement our marine salvage solutions, including; wreck intervention and removal, towage, emergency salvage, oil removal, wreck survey and management, diving and subsea services.
Our ability to immediately respond can mean the difference between a dry or wet salvage. Salvage services and our highly trained oil spill response personnel deal with over 500 incidents a year covering industrial, coastal and offshore installations. We provide a rapid and cost effective 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service through our unrivaled combination of response bases and stockpiles of well-maintained oil spill response equipment.
We are also a leading international provider of response training (accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of the MCA, DECC and IMO), with prestigious clients including UK and European government agencies, International oil & gas companies, power generation companies and maritime organisations.

Brookes Bell LLP


6 Brewery Square
London SE1 2LF
Tel: +44 20 7403 3838
Fax: +44 20 7403 3839
Principal Contact
Partner: Graeme Bowles Email:

Calceus Cargo Solutions B.V.

Maasstraat 17 3016DB Rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 10 4148314 Website:
Principal Contacts

Ronald van der Boor
Hans van der Boor

Cashman Equipment Corporation


161 Granite Avenue
Suite 12
Boston MA 02124
Tel:+1 617 657 6250
Fax:+1 617 657 6251
Cashman Equipment Corp (CEC) is a diverse marine services company specializing in barge and marine equipment rentals, sales and is a global provider of salvage and wreck removal support services. With an international fleet of deck barges, tugs, cranes, accommodation barges and ancillary equipment, CEC supports the international salvage industry by providing vessels and equipment for emergency response work and assisting salvage companies with the planning and execution of large wreck removal projects. Additionally, CEC provides logistical support to salvage companies by providing waterfront facilities for load-outs and fabrication work.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts USA, CEC maintains offices and operates barge fleets in USA, Mexico, Colombia, Singapore/Australia, Arabian Gulf, West Africa and the Caspian Sea.

Castalia Consorzio Stabile S.c.p.A.


via Leonida Bissolati, 76
00187 Roma
Tel: Tel: +39 06 515081
Fax: +39 06 5150835
Fax: +39 3357101878
Principal Contacts
Project Manager: Alessandro Vettori

Clarksons Platou (Offshore) Limited


(formerly Samuel Stewart & Co)
Commodity Quay
St Katherine Docks
London E1W 1BF, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7645 5032 [24 Hours]
Principal Contacts
General Manager: Adrian Goodger – Director

Clyde & Co LLP


1 Stoke Road
Surrey GU1 4HW
Tel: +44 1483 555555
Fax: +44 1483 567330
10 Akti Poseidonos
18531 Piraeus
Tel: +30 210 417 0001
Fax: +30 210 417 0002
Principal Contacts
Stephen Pink (Guildford)
Martin Hall (Piraeus)

Conquest Offshore


Biesboschhaven Noord 7
4251 NL Werkendam
Tel: +31 183 40 44 30
Principal contact
Karst van der Wiel

Cwaves Limited


Dukes House
32-38 Dukes Place
London, EC3A 7LP
Tel: +44 20 7083 7188
Fax: +44 20 7083 7199
Principal Contact
Simon Burnay

DEKRA Experts BV


Rivium Boulevard 301
NL-2909 LK Capelle aan den Ijssel
Tel: +31 10 20 77 260
Mob: +30 653 15 75 89
Fax: +30 10 20 77 202
Principal Contact
Maup Hoppzak



P.O. Box 177
2600 MH Delft
Tel: +31 (0)88 335 8273
Fax: +31 (0)88 335 8582
Principal Contact
Dirk Luger – Expert consultant
Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the fields of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Deltares delivers economic added value, acting with social responsibility and is constantly searching for answers for society as a whole. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. All contracts and projects, whether financed privately or from strategic research budgets, contribute to the consolidation of our knowledge base. Furthermore, we believe in openness and transparency, as is evident from the free availability of our software and models. Open source works, is our firm conviction. Deltares employs over 800 people and is based in Delft and Utrecht, Netherlands.

Divetch Marine Engineering Services LLC

Al Wahda Commercial Tower 19th Floor, 1903, Hazza Bin Zayed Street PO. BOX 51675 Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Tel: +971 2 6353531 Tel: +971 2 6353532 Fax: +971 2 6422575 Website:

Principle Contact

Ashok Kumar

Dutch Marine BV


Scottstraat 12, 4562 BH Hulst
The Netherlands
Tel: + 31 610994600
Principal Contact
Paul Verschure

Falck Safety Services


Beerweg 101
3199LM Maasvlakte
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 181 376 666
Tel: +31 622 44 77 55 (24/7 Emergency Response Services Duty Officer)
Principal Contact
Harry Klootwijk

Fenech & Fenech Advocates


198 Old Bakery Street
Tel: +356 21 241 232
AOH: +356 9947 4536
Fax: +356 2599 0645
Principal Contacts
Partner: Ann Fenech
Fenech and Fenech Advocates is Malta’s oldest law firm. It was founded in 1891. Over the years it has gone from strength to strength, offering services for private clients and multinationals. As a multidisciplinary law firm, all types of legal issues and disputes are dealt with, including shipping and international corporate matters.
Fenech and Fenech Advocates is the only law firm on the island with a designated Marine Litigation Department. This department handles at least 75% of all shipping casualties that take place around Malta and the same proportion of all shipping casualties involving Maltese registered vessels worldwide.
The Marine Litigation Department offers 24-hour service, with immediate access to other professionals, such as naval architects, marine engineers, fire experts and overseas lawyers.

G-Master Marine Services Pte. Ltd.

Contact: Zhenyu Gong 8 Marina Boulevard Level 11 MBFC Tower SINGAPORE 018981 Tel: +65 6653 4306 Fax: +65 6653 4788 Website:

Global Salvage Consultancy BV


Tingietersweg 88
2031 ES Haarlem
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 23 551 2888
Principal Contacts
Camiel de Jong

Grand Benchmark Marine Services SDN BHD

No 73A Jalan Susur Zamrud Taman Soga 83000 Batu Pahat Johor MALAYSIA Tel: +6 07 4394931 Fax: +6 07 4300806 Website:
Principal Contacts

Capt RS Meganathan

Hapo International Barges BV


Ringdijk 486
2980BB Ridderkerk
Tel: +31 180 414671
Fax: +31 180 418596
Principal Contacts
Gerben Snoek
Johan Poot

Hill Dickinson


24/7 Emergency Response
Emergency response can be reached on the following numbers: –
Marine: +44 (0) 207 280 9300
Yachts : +44 (0) 7875 409 647
Hill Dickinson LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7283 9033
Fax: +44 (0)20 7283 1144
Emergency contacts:
Philip Haddon –
Mobile:+44 7836 262859
Ian MacLean –
Mobile:+44 7889 643956
Robert Wallis –
Mobile: +44 7836 227 706
Maria Pittordis –
Mobile: +44 7768 112 382
No. 1 St. Paul’s Square
L3 9SJ
Tel: +44 (0)151 600 8000
Fax: +44 (0)151 600 8001
8 Shenton Way
AXA Tower
Singapore 068811
Tel: +65 6576 4747
Fax: +65 6576 4748
Emergency contacts:
Tony Goldsmith –
Mobile: +65 9155 3153
Andrew Lee –
Mobile: +65 9155 8404
2 Defteras Merarchias St
185, 35
Tel: +30 210 428 4770
Fax: +30 210 428 4777
Emergency contacts:
Patrick Hawkins –
Mobile: +30 6944 314 221
Andrew Dyer –
Mobile: +30 6972 848 382
Hong Kong
Room 2102, 21st Floor
Tower Two, Lippo Centre
89 Queensway
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2525 7525
Fax: +852 2525 7526
Emergency contacts:
Michael Mallin –
Mobile: +852 60307669
Damien Laracy –
Mobile: +852 9758 9825, direct: +852 2525 7528
Palais Saint James
5 Avenue Princesse Alice
MC98000 Monaco
Tel: +377 9770 0460
Fax: +377 9770 0469
Emergency contacts:
David Reardon –
Mobile: +33 643 867 373

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7264 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7264 8888
Offices also in Paris, Rouen, Brussels, Geneva, Piraeus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth & Sao Paulo.
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is a global law firm with over 450 lawyers across 14 offices in 11 countries. We specialise in advising clients in the aviation, banking, commodities, construction, insurance/reinsurance, logistics, mining, offshore, energy, oil & gas, ports & terminals, shipping, super-yachts and private aircraft sectors, specifically.
HFW’s shipping lawyers are listed in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories as a top-tier firm for shipping work, winning numerous global awards. We provide a comprehensive service to the global shipping and offshore business community, and have over 140 lawyers worldwide specialising in all aspects of maritime law. HFW has one of the largest Admiralty and Crisis Management practices in the world, dealing with the full range of legal issues that arise from collisions, groundings, pollution, fire and explosion, salvage, wreck removal and towage.
The firm’s casualty response teams of lawyers and mariners operate 24 hours a day on a worldwide basis. Maritime crisis management is an area of work where the firm has developed a leading reputation.
Particular areas of expertise within the field of marine casualty work include:
• Collisions, fire and explosions
• General average, total loss
• Salvage, towage, wreck removal and recovery
• Personal injury
• Damage to oil terminals, rigs and offshore structures
• Pollution, environmental damage and clean up
Emergency “after hours” answering service in London: +44 (0)20 7709 7702.
Principal Contacts
Partner: James Gosling Email:
Partner: Andrew Chamberlain Email:
Partner: Toby Stephens Email:
Partner: Martin Dalby Email:
Senior Manager: Kaare Langeland Email:
For a full list of contact partners, please refer to HFW’s website

Interocean Marine Service Ltd

Hareness Circle Altens Industrial Estate Aberdeen AB12 3LY United Kingdom Tel: +44 1224 294900 Website:


Duncan Cuthill, Group Development Manager

Marine Consultancy & Assurance
Marine Project Management and Project Services
Offshore Engineers and Naval Architects
Mooring Operations and Mooring Equipment Supply
Offshore Survey and Positioning Services

iROV Underwater Services

Contact: Managing Director: Mauro Stasi Via L. Chisini, 249 31053, Pieve di Soligo ITALY Tel: +39 0438 841686 Fax: +39 0438 980046 Website:

JLT Specialty Limited

The Botolph Building 138 Houndsditch London EC3A 7AW United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 7466 6663 Website:


David Smith, Senior Partner

Lloyds of London Insurance Brokers with a significant specialism in Energy and Marine.

Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch


One Lime Street
Tel: +44 20 7327 5408
Fax: +44 20 7327 6827
Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch (SAB) is responsible for the administration of Lloyd’s Standard Form of Salvage Agreement (or Lloyd’s Open Form – LOF – as it is more commonly referred to). LOF provides a regime for determining the amount of remuneration to be awarded to salvors for their services in saving property at sea and minimising or preventing damage to the environment.
SAB’s main duties include:-
• The collection of salvage securities, thereby allowing the vessel and cargo to proceed on the voyage
• The appointment of arbitrators in cases where parties are unable to reach an amicable settlement
• Publication and distribution of arbitrators’ Awards to the parties involved
• The collection and payment of Award funds.
SAB also collates LOF statistical information. It produces a digest of important legal issues which have arisen in LOF arbitrations since the introduction of LOF 1980.
To obtain up-to-date information on the latest LOF cases, as well as details on the background and workings of LOF and the digest, visit the SAB web-site:
Principal Contacts
Manager: Kevin Clarke Email:

London Offshore Consultants Ltd


Ibex House
42-47 Minories
London EC3N 1DY, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7264 3250
London Offshore Consultants Ltd (LOC) has provided specialist marine and engineering consultancy services to the shipping and energy industries since 1979.
LOC is recognised as a leading firm of salvage and wreck removal consultants and has provided technical advice on these operations worldwide, many of which have been high profile and complex in nature. Technical advice has included salvage methodology, oil recovery, cargo recovery, oil pollution, wreck removal and towage.
LOC has attended a significant number of casualties caused by fire, explosions, grounding and collisions with fixed and floating objects. Frequently services include the provision of expert evidence in High Court or Arbitration hearings in the UK, India, Europe and the Far East.
LOC has global coverage with hub offices in London, Houston, Singapore and Dubai together with over 26 offices located around the globe.
Technical advice is provided by resident marine specialists including master mariners, marine engineers, naval architects, structural and civil engineers supported by a range of sophisticated software.
LOC has ten Special Casualty Representatives (SCRs); three in London, three in Singapore, one in Miami, one in San Francisco, one in Sydney and one in Brazil. Between them they have attended numerous salvage operations globally when the SCOPIC clause has been invoked.
Offshore Consultants Ltd (LOC) has provided specialist marine and engineering consultancy services to the shipping and energy industries since 1979.
Principal Contacts
Group Chief Executive: Andrew Squire Email:
Regional Director, Asia: Jon Walker Email:
Group Director: Nick Haslam Email:
Director, Singapore: Vaughan Williams Email:
Director, Singapore: Nicolas White Email:
Operations Manager, Sydney: Drew Shannon Email:
Associate, San Francisco: David Ireland:
Director: Abhay Damley Email:
Associate Director, London: Ed Wollaston Email:
Consultant, Brazil: David Pockett Email:
Consultant, London: Peter Holloway Email:

Marinsal Consultants BV

Contact: Arjan Herrebout Onafhankelijkheidsweg 57 2332 ZP Leiden The Netherlands Tel: +31 6 11618392 Website:

MCS International Marine Services


P.O. Box 281
2990 AG Barendrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 180 641 690 (24 hours)
Fax: +31 180 627 500
MCS International Marine Services BV was established in 1987. MCS are independent brokers and contractors. Main activities include services concerning: ocean towage and salvage; heavy lift transportation; project cargo shipments; chartering of tugs, barges (both submersible and non-submersible); crane barges, offshore equipment such as supply vessels, anchor-handling tugs, multicats, etc.; and sale & purchase.
Principal Contacts
Director: Martin C. Seltenrijch Email:

MFB Solicitors


45 Moorfields
London EC2Y 9AE
Tel: +44 20 7330 8000
Fax: +44 20 7256 6778
Emergency contact number: +44 20 7330 8099
MFB, formerly known as More Fisher Brown, is a specialist shipping law firm which was established in 1988. The firm has expanded to 26 fee earners, of whom 12 are partners, and we recently moved to a new riverside office on the north bank of the Thames.
Our Admiralty/Casualty Response team, comprising of legally qualified Master Mariners, has extensive expertise in responding to maritime casualties on a worldwide basis. The firm regularly advises P&I Clubs, other insurers and salvors in relation to all aspects of accident investigation and response, including collisions, grounding, salvage and towage, fires, wreck removal, container losses, pollution, unsafe ports and resulting general average. We offer advice on BIMCO Wreck and Lloyd’s Open Form salvage contracts, and we select and work with lawyers and experts in the relevant jurisdictions as required.
Principal Contacts
Mike Mitchell: +44 7799 898069
Helene Hunter-Davies: +44 7854 138538

Miko Marine AS


Office: Ruselokkveien 26
Mail: PO Box 1534
N-0117 Oslo
Tel: +47 46 90 50 00
Fax: +47 22 83 65 15
Mob: +47 94 14 44 73

Moore Stephens LLP


St Paul’s House
Warwick Lane
London EC4P 4BN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7334 9191
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7248 3408
Moore Stephens is an international firm of accountants with over half a century of association with the shipping industry. Moore Stephens provides a comprehensive range of specialist business development services and traditional support to the industry. The firm recently won the Lloyds Shipping Economist award for the “Best provision of accountancy services to shipping” for the fourth consecutive year.
In addition to its dedicated shipping industry group, Moore Stephens also has a separate forensic accounting department with significant experience in maritime litigation and disputes, including salvage.
Principal Contacts
Partner: Julian Wilkinson Email:
Consultant: Nick King Email:

Munich Reinsurance Company


Königinstr. 107
80802 Munich
Tel: +49 89 3891-3438
Principal contact
Stefan Froehlich

Prantik Bengal Salvage & Diving

Akhtaruzzaman Center, 7th Floor 21/22 Agrabad C/A Chittagong – 4100 BANGLADESH Tel: +88 031 710525 Tel: +88 031 716674 Tel: +88 0173 0004279 24hrs Fax: +88 031 710526 Website:

Principal Contact:
Engr MD Golam Sarwar
(Managing Director)

Prefectura Naval Argentina – Servicio de Salvamento, Incendio y Protección Ambiental

Argentine Coast Guard – salvage, fire fighting and environmental protection service Contact: Prefecto Mayor Miguel Humberto Bartorelli – salvage, fire fighting and environmental protection service head Av. Tomas A Edison 988, Dársena “e”, Puerto Buenos Aires Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, C1104ACO República Argentina Tel: 54 11 4576-7622 / 54 11 4576-7623 / 54 11 4576-7641 Website:

Prefectura Naval Argentina perfoms salvage operations as a function of the state, to release the navigable channels and waterways; and in turn regulates and oversees the operations of privates companies

Quest Marine Consultant Company Ltd

Room 1034/1035, R&F Goodrich Building No.2 Huaqiang Road Pearl River New City Guangzhou THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Tel: +86 20 3831 5084 (24 hours) Tel: +86 20 3867 8106 (24 hours) Tel: +86 138 0273 4220 Fax: +86 20 38315498

Principle Contact

Hu Zhi Hui (General Manager)

Reed Smith LLP


The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2RS
Tel: +44 (0)20 3116 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 3116 3999
Offices in: Hong Kong, Piraeus, Sao Paolo, Abu Dhabi, Paris, Beijing
The Shipping Group’s Admiralty Department is one of the leading “wet” practices, a number of the team being ex-Master Mariners. The international client base includes owners, hull underwriters, P&I Clubs, salvors and charterers.
We have been involved in many well known cases (including the Selendang Ayu, Hanjin Pennsylvania and Kariba/Tricolor). We advise on technical disputes, jurisdictional matters and disputes arising from collisions and groundings, fires, total losses, oil and HNS pollution, salvage and limitation, as well as providing casualty management services.
The Department operates a 24-hour casualty information line and members of the Casualty Response Team are available to travel at a moment’s notice.
We work regularly with independent surveyors and other experts in most maritime countries. We are able to advise clients on, and instruct, appropriate professionals at short notice. We also involve, as and when necessary, our own overseas offices with Admiralty law experience, to ensure proper co-ordination and handling of the case simultaneously in two or more countries.
Principal Contacts
Richard Gunn Email:

Richards Hogg Lindley (India) Ltd.


Mumbai Liaison Office
319 Maker Chambers V
221 Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
Tel: +91 22 228 35851/52
Fax: +91 22 228 35951
Principal Contacts
Director: Alex Pinto Email:

Sea Wolf Marine Group

25A Abe Voorhees Drive Manasquan New Jersey 08736 USA Tel: +1 732 722 8656 Fax: +1 855 710 7566 Website:


George Wittich (President)

William Wittich


Gortstraat 36 4331 LC Middelburg The Netherlands Tel: +31 1184 10520 Website:


Xander Schanssema, Executive Director
Tel: +31 6525 45310

Paul Vermeulen, Commercial Director
Tel: +31 6469 82869

Seacontractors is a maritime service provider with a broad client base, well equipped for worldwide operations in shallow waters (up to 200m water depth). Founded in November 2004, Seacontractors operates a fleet of workboats and acts as a manager of a pool of 3rd party vessels. Being active in chartering & contracting in the towage and heavy lift industry, the Seacontractors vessels are shallow draft Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels (AHTS) in the range of currently 20 to 70 tonnes bollard pull (BP). Seacontractors is active in the following segments: offshore energy, offshore oil & gas, offshore wind support/renewables, maritime infrastructure, port construction and dredging support works, towage, salvage and ship handling.

Principal Contacts

Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP)


Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Bay 1/14 Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Hampshire SO15 1EG
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 329517
Fax: +44 (0) 2380 329321
The post of Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP) was established as part of the UK Government’s response to Lord Donaldson’s review of salvage, intervention and command and control.
On behalf of the Secretary of State, the SOSREP oversees, controls and, if necessary, intervenes to exercise “ultimate command and control”. He acts in the overriding interest of the UK in salvage operations in UK waters involving vessels or fixed platforms, where there is significant risk of pollution. Adoption of this approach represents an international first for the UK.
Whilst completely independent, the SOSREP is based at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Headquarters in Southampton and relies upon the resources provided by the agency. The MCA is responsible throughout the UK for implementing the Government’s maritime safety policy. This includes co-ordinating search and rescue at sea (through Her Majesty’s Coastguard) and ensuring that ships meet UK and international safety rules. The MCA works to prevent the loss of lives at the coast and at sea, to ensure that ships are safe and to prevent coastal pollution.
Principal Contacts
SOSREP: Hugh Shaw Email:

Shandong Nanhai Airbag Engineering Co., Ltd.


Donghao Industry Park, Mingshui Economic
Development Zone, Zhangqiu, Shandong, 250200, China
Mobile(WhatsApp): 86-13583141027
Tel: +86-531-58775198
Fax: +86-531-58775188
Skype: ritaliu1027
Principal Contact
Rita Liu, Sales Manager
Shandong Nanhai Airbag Engineering Co., Ltd., established in 2003, is a Chinese manufacturer of rubber salvage airbags for marine salvage and underwater engineering such as pipeline laying, cable installation and other underwater construction work. Our airbags have large lift capacity from 1 to 200 tons and can meet different requirements. Meanwhile, we also supply ship launching airbags and rubber pneumatic fenders.

Siri Marine BV


Stationsweg 1
9901 CP Appingedam
Tel: +31 596 620997
Fax: +31 596 650810
Principal Contacts
Managing Director: Albert Lenting
Safety of people, protection of the environment and the prevention of oil spills are the most important parts of almost every salvage operation. There is a distinct need for more information from a salvage site. In addition to motion monitoring and hull integrity assessment of the casualty, environmental data can provide important information during a salvage operation.
Our motion monitoring equipment provides the salvers with valuable information about the structural integrity and motion of the casualty. We measure, collect and interpret this motion data. If required we can provide independent advice and/or reporting to salvers, owners, authorities, P&I clubs and other parties involved. In addition to the motion monitoring equipment, we offer a “one stop shop” for related environmental services and measurements: wind and waves, currents, tide, subsea survey etc.



Rådhusgaten 27, 0158 Oslo
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1376 Vika
N-0114 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 00 22 00
Fax: +47 22 42 42 22
SKULD is a diversified marine insurer which offers a wide range of marine insurance products. The group consists of three main market brands: SKULD P&I, SKULD Offshore and SKULD 1897 – a syndicate at Lloyd’s. In addition there are two service companies in the group: Asta and Skuld Services.
The focus is to provide a full set of marine covers for the members and clients. Products offered are Protection & Indemnity, Freight, Demurrage & Defence (FDD), Hull & Machinery and other related marine insurance. The network of local offices around the world includes Oslo, Bergen, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, New York, Piraeus and Singapore. Skuld is one of 13 members of the International Group of P&I Clubs, which work closely together in reinsurance and other matters of common interest.
Skuld P&I was the first P&I club established outside England in Oslo; the year was 1897. The P&I club is basis for the development of the Skuld Group, where also the majority of the staff is employed. This ensures a top quality service both to the P&I members and clients as well as to the clients of Skuld 1897. Skuld P&I club has an A rating with Standard and Poor’s.
Skuld Offshore is specialized in offshore and energy liability and hull insurance products. The liability covers are placed in Skuld P&I and the hull and property covers are placed with Skuld 1897.
SKULD 1897
Skuld 1897 was set up as a syndicate at Lloyd’s and started operations 1 January 2011. Skuld 1897 writes marine, energy, cargo and liability insurance. Through Skuld P&I, there is direct access to the syndicate and Skuld P&I will also provide claims service to Skuld 1897. Lloyd’s has an A+ rating with Standard and Poor’s.
Principal Contacts:
Vice President & Syndicate Head of Claims, Sandro Vuylsteke – SKULD Copenhagen

Soenen BVBA


Pastorieplein 6/2-03
B 8020 Oostkampt
Tel: +32 47 77 29 937
Fax: +32 50 32 16 86
Mob: +32 477 72 99 37
Principal Contacts:
Stefaan Soenen

Solis Marine Consultants Pte Ltd


52A Amoy Street, SINGAPORE 069878
Tel: +65 9776 1105
Principal Contact
Rosalind Spink
Solis was established in the UK and Singapore in 2012 to provide independent expert advice on maritime and shipping incidents. A third office was opened in Hong Kong in 2013 to expand on operations in the region and to extend the range of services and expertise provided by the organisation.
The Directors have both given expert evidence in Court, are Special Casualty Representatives (SCRs) on the panel at Lloyd’s, and have been heavily involved in a number of high profile and politically sensitive wreck removal and salvage operations.
Expert reports have been prepared for court and arbitration hearings on collisions, groundings, tugs and manoeuvring, unsafe ports and berths, cargo issues, passage planning, personal injury and damage to submarine pipelines.

Thalund Shipping ApS


Klosterplads 9., 5th
DK-57 Svendborg
Tel: +45 62 80 01 23
Principal Contacts:
Director, Ole Thalund

The ABR Company Limited

The Barn, Ford Farm Bradford Leigh Bradford on Avon Wiltshire BA15 2RP United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1225 868821 Fax: +44 (0)1225 868831 Website:

Principal Contacts
Chairman: Allan Brunton-Reed MCIM E-mail:
Managing Director: Garth Manson Email:
Editor: John McCready Email:
Advertisement Director: Nickie Hoddinott Email:

The ABR Company is a specialist publisher and conference organiser in the field of tugs, towage, salvage and offshore industries.

International Tug & OSV incorporating Salvage News is the leading magazine in its field and is published six times a year, along with various supplements. It is available on subscription.

Tug and OSV Review is published annually, in January, and reviews in colour, complete with specification and GA drawings, 30-40 tugs that have been built around the world during the previous 12 months. It is available to buy or can be included in the IT&O subscription.

The ITS (International Tug & Salvage) Convention was established in 1969. It is held every two years in different parts of the world and attended by 300 plus of the leading players in the tug, towage and salvage business. The complete proceedings are published after each Convention.

The ITS Club was formed in 2001 for people who are currently involved in the tug, towage, salvage and offshore business. It offers many benefits, including discounts on numerous tug, OSV and salvage titles, discounts on ITS Convention registration, complimentary Tug and OSV Review, and proprity mailed subscription to IT&O magazine, etc.

The Ministry of Defence


Salvage & Marine Operations TL
Neighbourhood 3, Ash2B, #3212
Abbey Wood,
Tel: +44 3067 983339
Mil: +44 96798 3339
Mob: +44 7887 625428
The Salvage & Marine Operations Team (S&MO) is a civilian-manned team within the Defence Logistics Organisation of the Ministry of Defence. The team’s 65 personnel are employed on four sites around the UK but frequently deploy in support of military operations throughout the world.
The organisation is a key element of MOD’s worldwide maritime capability, providing the authority and project management for all UK Salvage, Mooring and Towing. A significant aspect of the S&MO role is to ensure, through liaison and partnership with industry, that the global commercial salvage capability remains informed of, and able to meet, the UK military requirement.
To maintain and encourage a comprehensive multi-functional operational capability, our personnel are drawn from all areas of the marine industry. Capability exists to undertake or oversee all aspects of marine work, using hired platforms and commercial plant augmented with specialist military equipment.
Principal Contacts
Chief Salvage & Mooring Officer: Morgyn Davies OBE MNI MIIMS Email:

The Shipowners’ Protection Ltd


St Clare House
30-33 Minories
London EC3N 1BP, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7488 0911
Fax: +44 (0)20 7480 5806
The Shipowners’ P&I Club is the only member of the International Group to focus on smaller and more specialised vessels. The Club has a particular specialisation in offshore risks generally, including the cover of towage and salvage liabilities.
Principal Contacts
Chief Executive: Simon Swallow Email:

Thomas Cooper


Ibex House
London, EC3N 1HA
Tel: +44 20 7481 8851
Fax: +44 20 7480 6097

TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd


Standon House
21 Mansell Street
London E1 8AA
Tel: +44 20 7237 2617
Fax: +44 20 7231 8069
TMC (Marine Consultants) Ltd was established 30 years ago in London. The company has grown substantially and its technical team includes specialists in naval architecture, marine engineering and nautical science.
TMC provides technical investigation and surveying services worldwide to marine insurers, shipowners, managers and operators, law firms, P&I clubs, underwriters, trading houses, salvors and shipyards. The services include investigation work and survey assignments.
Principal Contacts
Tony Bowman Email:



1 Gracechurch St.
London EC3V 0DD
Tel.: +44 20 7469 2550
Direct: +44 20 7469 2553
Principal Contacts
Simon Tatham E-mail :
Alex MacInnes E-mail:
Richard Harvey E-mail:
Mike Lacey E-mail:
John Reeder QC E-mail:
We are solicitors specialising in the law of tug and towage, salvage, wreck removal and related areas of practice.
Our team comprises some of the most experienced lawyers in the business and, combined, has over 150 years of practice and have handled over 500 arbitrations. We have 3 ex-mariners, a QC, a former Royal Marine and a Lloyds Register trained surveyor amongst the team.
We cooperate with experts whose backgrounds are as former tug masters, operations or chartering executives bringing a unique depth of experience to any issues. We advise operators, insurers, charterers or hirers on contracts such as LOF / SCOPIC, SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON / TOWHIRE, UK Standard Conditions for Towage etc, BIMCO wreck removal agreements and hybrid agreements. We also handle sale and purchase transactions.
TugAdvise is an arm of Tatham Macinnes LLP, Marine Solicitors.


Contact: WJ van der Pers, Managing Director Walewegje 1 3291 AW Strijen The Netherlands Tel: +31 78 674 72 91 24/7 +31 653 67 23 92 Website:

Governmental recognized and certified Marine Chemists/Chemical Analysts and Surveyors. General marine chemist services, issuing mandatory Health & Safety Certificates for tankers, global HSE emergency response to the salvage industry with respect to hazardous cargo incidents. On site salvage services to a salvage contractor including: sampling and chemical analysis of firefighting/waste/scavenge water and other liquids. Hot-work and safe entry permits, toxic/flammable atmosphere/gas testing, witness analysis and communication between shore laboratories and salvors. Contingency planning after marine accidents with dangerous cargoes. World wide deployment of correctly dressed and equipped certified HazMat Team(s) and salvage marine chemists.

Van Heck Group BV

Ambachtsstraat 2 8931 VK Noordwolde THE NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 561 43 1739 Fax: +31 561 43 1766 Website:

Van Heck operates on an international level in the field of water management and movement. With its diversity in pump units, Van Heck operates from dredging, salvage and offshore operations to sewer renovation and cool water applications. Every operation can be customized to meet the wishes of the client and the project’s demands.
Van Heck’s equipment is designed and built on their own premises. Van Heck is constantly innovating and developing its fleet.
In 2012, Van Heck started to use its proven expertise in water pumps to develop a new, innovative system for “green and easy oil recovery”, the Sea Trophy. This oil pump enables fast oil recovery out of fuel or cargo tanks if a ship is in distress or when incorrect fuelling has taken place. The aim of the Sea Trophy is to provide the ship with the ability to recover the fuel or cargo tank’s content in case of an emergency, when no other on-board equipment can help.
Van Heck operates world-wide from the Netherlands and Singapore.
Principal Contacts
Managing Director: JGM Van Heck

Verein Hanseatischer Transportversichere e.V. (VHT)

Herrlichkeit 6 28199 Bremen GERMANY Moenckebergstrasse 17 20095 Hamburg GERMANY Tel: +49 421 598110-0 Tel: +49 40 301009-0 Website:

The VHT (Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V.), is an association of marine insurance companies and underwriting agents in Germany. The VHT emerged in 2000 from the 2 former associations Verein Hamburger Assecuradeure (founded in 1797) and Verein Bremer Seeversicherer e.V. (founded in 1818).
VHT’s main focus is on independent claims handling on behalf of its members and of the insured in the areas of hull & machinery and loss of hire insurance. In addition the VHT provides technical expertise on cargo risks and claims as well as marine warranty surveys. The comprehensive claims management is taken care of by the claims managers from the the Bremen and the Hamburg office. In addition a staff of own surveyors (master mariners, naval architects and marine engineers) is taking care of major cases on a worldwide basis. This does include machinery damage as well as collision and salvage cases. Furthermore the VHT is maintaining a network of more than 300 average agents worldwide for local support in case of damage.
For non-member companies the VHT is providing its services via the VHT Service GmbH.
Principal Contacts
Managing Director: Capt. Ralf Bussing (

W K Webster & Co Ltd

Home Webster House 207 Longlands Road Sidcup DA15 7JH UK Tel: +44 20 8300 7744 Fax: +44 20 8309 1266 Website:

The W K Webster group provides a total marine claims handling service to insurers, brokers, re-insurers or self-insured owners of cargo or vessels worldwide. Through wholly-owned offices in London, Singapore and New York we are able to assist our principals, and their customers within their respective time zones, on a round the clock basis.
We deal with all aspects of a claim, from physical survey through to determining liability and quantum, alternative disposal and recovery from the party responsible for the damage. Through our network of offices we ensure that each aspect is handled at the most appropriate location without the need to brief a third party. We focus on a commercial, cost-effective solution.
Cargo surveys are performed by our subsidiary International Surveyors & Adjusters, with five offices in the UK as well as Singapore, Rotterdam and Antwerp. Another subsidiary, Seawise Maritime Services, deals with hull surveys from offices in London and Singapore. Our surveyors travel worldwide at short notice. Dedicated subsidiaries in the UK handle carrier’s liability claims for P&I clubs, liability insurers and transport providers.

We retain a worldwide network of cargo and hull survey agents to provide local assistance and inspection. All claims handling and recovery work is concentrated in our own regional offices, to ensure that all technical and legal aspects are observed and consistently applied. The group is a partnership, free from external shareholder influence.

Principal Contacts
Capt. Saumitr Sen (Master Mariner)

Martin Terrell (Director)

Winter Scott

St. Olave’s House Ironmonger Lane London EC2V 8EY UK Tel: +44 20 7367 8989 Fax: +44 20 7726 2371 Website:

Winter Scott is a firm of maritime and commercial lawyers specialising in maritime and admiralty law, insurance and commercial litigation. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with salvors, owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, Defence Clubs, hull insurers and other commercial parties.
Our aim is to:
– Provide an excellent legal service
– Provide value for money
– Enjoy working with our clients
Principal Contacts
Managing Partner: Ken Scott Email:

Yoshida & Partners

7th Floor, Inamura Building 1-9-2 Nihombashi-Kayabacho Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0025 Japan Tel: +81 3 5695 4188 Fax: +81 3 5695 4187 Website:

Yoshida & Partners is a business law firm of lawyers and marine counsellors in Tokyo. Whilst handling various civil and criminal cases, most of the firm’s work is concentrated in the international and commercial areas – especially maritime and intellectual property.
Maritime activities include casualty cases, such as collision, salvage and third party claims, together with charterparty, ship sales, ship and project finance and insurance. The firm often acts for shipowners, charterers, salvors and financiers.
International activities include international commerce and litigation, dispute resolution and public international law.
Intellectual property activities include patent, trademark, copyright infringement, licensing and franchise contracts.
Principal Contacts
Partner: Tetsuro Nakamura Email:


161 Bagsvaerdvej 2880 Bagsvaerd Denmark Tel: +45 4436 6800 Fax: +45 4436 6868 Website:

BIMCO, established in Denmark in 1905, is the world’s largest international shipping association. BIMCO has some 2,550 members in 123 countries. The owner-members of BIMCO control a fleet of about 525 million dwt, representing 65 per cent of the world’s merchant fleet.

BIMCO is accredited as an official observer at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among its many activities, BIMCO provides practical information and assistance to the maritime community. In May 2005 BIMCO’s centenary will be celebrated in Copenhagen.

Principal Contacts

Director-General: Truls L’orange Email:
Senior Manager, Marketing/Sales/PR: Peter Grube Email:

China Diving & Salvage Contractors’ Association (CDSCA)

10 Hepinglidong Avenue Beijing China Tel: +86 10 6529 9810 Fax: +86 10 6529 9807 Website:


Ada Wang (Vice Director Liaison Department)

European Tugowners Association

Avenue de la Woluwelaan 60 B-1200 Brussels Belgium Tel: +32 2 238 7850 Fax: +32 7 022 5222 Website:

Since its foundation in 1963, the European Tugowners Association (ETA) has brought together and promoted the interests of the European owners and operators of tugs and tenders serving vessels using the ports of Europe and other continents.

The ETA’s objectives include: speaking with a united voice on matters affecting the towage industry; communicating to its members on matters of importance to the industry; defending the interests of the membership; and representing the views of the towage industry in the most important decision-making supranational bodies and institutions, including the European Union, IMO and ILO.

Principal Contacts

Secretary General: Hugo Callens Email:

INTERCARGO – The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners

9th Floor St Clare House 30-33 Minories London EC3N 1DD UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7977 7030 Fax: +44 (0)20 7977 7031 Website:

Principal Contact:
Dr Kostas Gkonis, Secretary-General

INTERCARGO represents the interests of more than 100 Full and 70 Associate members, who control more than 2,000 bulk carriers. Its objective is the creation of a safe, efficient, high quality and environmentally friendly dry cargo shipping industry. INTERCARGO promotes the interests of its members in regulatory fora such as IMO and IACS. INTERCARGO formulates its strategies based on the prime principle of free and fair competition in the dry cargo industry, to enhance the interests of its members and benefit not only dry cargo shipping but also the shipping industry as a whole.

International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)

Ground Floor Latimer House 5-7 Cumberland Place Southampton Hampshire SO15 2BH UK Tel: +44 238 022 655 Fax: +44 238 022 1777 Website:

The International Bunker Industry Association provides an international forum to address the concerns of all sectors of the bunker industry. It works, inter alia, to improve and clarify industry practices and documentation, to represent the industry in discussion with governmental and non-governmental bodies and, in addition, to assist members in the event of disputes (including the provision of mediation and arbitration).

Principal Contacts

Secretary General: Capt Peter Hall Email:
Administrator: Anne Chambers Email:

International Ship Managers’ Association (INTERMANAGER)

12 Brisbane Street Douglas IM1 3JJ Isle of Man Tel: +44 7624 498266 Website:

The International Ship Managers’ Association, founded in 1991, promotes excellence in ship management. It represents both third party managers and managing owners. The objectives of ISMA include: encouraging the highest standards of ship operation, providing a forum for discussion of matters of common interest and acting as the common voice of ship managers in international forums. ISMA publications include the ISMA Code and Guidelines on the implementation of ISO 9001: 2000 for Ship and Crew Managers (1st Edition, 2006). ISMA has NGO status at IMO. It is also affiliated to INTERTANKO, BIMCO, Intercargo and other organisations.

Principal Contacts

General Secretary: Kuba Szymanski Email:

INTERTANKO – The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners

St. Clare House 30-33 Minories London EC3N 1DD UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 7977 7010 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7977 7011 Website:

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) has been the voice of independent tanker owners since 1970. It represents an industry dedicated to delivering reliable, safe, responsible and competitive shipping services.

Membership is open to independent (not oil company/state controlled) tanker owners and operators meeting the Association’s membership criteria. INTERTANKO has 245 members in 36 countries, with a combined fleet of 2,150 tankers (160m dwt). The membership represents 70 per cent of the world’s independent fleet. In addition, INTERTANKO has 290 associate members.

INTERTANKO is a forum where the tanker industry meets. It is also a valuable source of information, opinions and guidance for members and associate members. Governments and regulators have taken a closer interest in tanker shipping in recent years. INTERTANKO has responded by strengthening relationships with legislators at all levels – working with them to ensure a fair and reasonable distribution of the responsibilities and liabilities involved in carrying liquid energy by sea. INTERTANKO speaks out authoritatively and proactively at international, national and regional levels on behalf of the tanker community.

Principal Contacts

Managing Director: Katharina Stanzel
Communications & PR: Bill Box Email:

IUMI – International Union of Marine Insurance

Große Elbstraße 36 D-22767 Hamburg Germany Tel: +49-(0)40-2000 747-0 Website:
Principal Contacts

Secretary General: Lars Lange

The American Salvage Association

Contact: Richard Fredricks 103 Oronocco Street Suite 200 Alexandria VA 22314 USA Tel: +1 703 373 2267 Fax: + 1 703 373 2036 Website:

The American Salvage Association is an industry association with the aims of improving salvage response and discussing and resolving issues common to the membership.

Issues of safety, insurance, increased training, adequate salvage assets, and responder immunity are high on the ASA agenda. The ASA and its members are committed to working together in a co-operative manner. A review of membership assets, in order to create a database of asset availability throughout the country, complements each member’s capabilities.

ASA members have the physical assets, experienced personnel, financial strength, insurability and a record of past performance that guarantees that the very best effort is being made to protect the environment and assure success in the shortest possible time.

The Association of Average Adjusters

Contact: Ann Waite c/o RTI Ltd International House 1 St Katherine’s Way London E1W 1UN UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7481 2150 Tel: +44 (0)7788 145407 Website:

Average Adjusters are expert in the law and practice of general average and marine insurance claims. The Association of Average Adjusters was founded in 1869 with its prime objects the promotion of correct principles in the adjustment of marine insurance claims and general average, uniformity of practice amongst Average Adjusters and the maintenance of good professional conduct. Fellows of the Association of Average Adjusters have demonstrated their expertise by rigorous examination.

The Baltic Exchange Ltd

Contact: Jeremy Penn 38 St Mary Axe London EC3A 8BH UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7369 1621 Fax: +44 (0)20 7369 1622 Website:

The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only maritime marketplace. It maintains professional standards, resolves disputes and provides market information – including the Baltic indices. With over 500 member companies from all parts of the world, its international members handle a very large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures.

More than half the world’s new and secondhand tonnage is bought and sold by Baltic members in a market. Commissions from chartering and sale and purchase in 2002 (latest available figures) amounted to more than US$0.5 billion.

The Baltic Exchange publishes: Baltic Dry Index, Baltic Capesize Index (11 routes), Baltic Panamax Index (seven routes), Baltic Handymax Index (six routes), Baltic Dirty Tanker Index (11 routes), Baltic Clean Tanker Index (five routes), Baltic Ship Valuation Assessment (four vessel types), Baltic Liquified Petroleum Gas (one route), Baltic Forward Assessment (four routes), dry cargo fixture list and market reports.

The London Shipping Law Centre

University College London Bentham House Engsleigh Gardens London WC1H 0EG UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1512 Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 1512 Website:

The London Shipping Law Centre delivers continuing professional education in maritime law and related subjects. The Centre brings together experts from many areas which influence the practical and academic aspects of maritime law and so affect its development. It informs and advises on current legal issues and global problems concerning maritime safety, protection of the environment and security. The Centre promotes reform in the law and enables the concerns of industry to be heard openly at a neutral forum.

The maritime industry has an international character. Given the strict regulatory environment in which it operates, the industry always faces important issues in which both regulators and industry require education. The Centre has excellent relationships with the IMO, the EU, academic institutions and the London and international shipping communities. It will continue to play a pivotal role in education, research and in promoting dialogue between the industry and regulators.

Principal Contacts

Founding Director; Dr Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard Email:
Executive Manager: Gerard Matthews Email:

If you are interested in applying membership of the ISU then please contact Mark Hoddinott on +44 20 7220 6597 or e: